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Colorful Gujarat Tour

Duration : 12 Days / 11 Nights
Destinations Covered : Ahmedabad - Modhera - Patan - Lothal - Bhavnagar - Palitana - Diu - Somnath - Gir National Park - Junagadh - Gondal - Rajkot - Wild Ass Sanctuary - Bhuj - Mumbai

Day 01 : Arrive Ahmedabad and Sightseeing tour of Ahmedabad
The capital city of Gujarat - Ahmedabad the most inexpensively developed states in India. Transfer to hotel with the representative of Imperium Journeys and check in to your Hotel. Late afternoon enjoy sightseeing tour by visiting Bhadra Fort built in 1411 by Sultan Shah, this fort show a fine example of Indo- Saracen style of structural design. The famous Teen Darwaza - a huge triple domed getaway with bands of complicated balconies and delicate carving. Shaking Minarets, Ahmed Shah's Mosque, the Calico Museum one of the finest textile Museum in the World and unique Kite Museum of Ahmedabad are interesting places to visit. Overnight stay at Ahmedabad.

Day 02 : Full day Excursion to Modhera Sun Temple and Patan
Morning has the pleasure trip to Patan - The Sun Temple at Modhera was built in 11th century and is an architectural work of genius. Patan most important appeal is Rani-Ki-Vav (The Queens's Step well) one of the grandest step well in India and was built in 11th Century. Patola Saree merge art is also a famous specialty of Patan. Overnight stay at Ahmedabad.

Day 03 : Drive Ahmedabad to Bhavnagar - 200Kms. Enroute visit Harrapan Archaeological site of Lothal
Today head to the city Bhavnagar, on the way stop by to visit Lothal, the excavations of a Harappan site dating back to 2400 -1600 BC. Famous for its town planning, scientifically designed harbor and sophisticated drainage system it is a must visit place. Proceed further to Bhavnagar. Upon arrival check into your Hotel. Overnight stay at Bhavnagar.

Day 04 : Bhavnagar Sightseeing. Then drive Bhavnagar to Diu - 210Kms. Enroute visit Palitana
In Bhavnagar there are not much places to be seen the most important appeal being The Gandhi memorial Museum and Takhteshwar Temple. After these visits we drive towards Diu a beach destination of Gujarat. En-route to Diu halt to visit the famous Jain pilgrimage site of Palitana sitting atop Shatrunjaya Hills, it is famous for its 863 beautifully craft temples. The place is related with first Jain tirthankar Adinath, who is believed to have attained enlighten here. Arrive and check in to your beach resort at Diu for overnight stay.

Day 05 : Day free to relax at Diu Beach
Day is free to relax along the sun kissed Diu beach. Overnight stay at Diu.

Day 06 : Drive Diu to Gir National Park - 120Kms. On the way Visit Ancient Somnath Temple
Morning after breakfast drive to Gir National Park famous as the only home of Asiatic Lions in the World. This park is covering an area of over 1412 Sq. Kms is home to more than 36 species of mammals such as Asiatic Lions, leopard, jungle cat, jackal, hyena, mongoose, ratel and civet cat. Gir has the biggest population of marsh crocodiles than any other sheltered reserve in the World. The park is a heaven for Birdwatchers and one can spot crested serpent eagle, Bonnali's Eagle, crested hawk eagle, brown fish owl, great horned owl, pygmy woodpecker and black- headed oriole etc here. On the way to Gir visit the ancient temple of Somnath - one of the code sites of Hindu Pilgrimage and is one of India's twelve Jyotirlingas. Arrive Gir and check in your Jungle resort. After little recreation enjoy the afternoon Jeep safari of Gir National park. Overnight stay at Gir.

Day 07 : Jeep Safari at Gir National Park
Enjoy morning and evening Jeep Safari of Gir National Park - The Royal residence of Asiatic Lions. Overnight stay at Gir.

Day 08 : Drive Gir to Rajkot - 100Kms. Enroute visit Junagarh and Gondal
"The City of Princes" as famously called is the next destination to head towards - Rajkot. This is the very place where great freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi spent his childhood and grew. En-route visit Junagarh and Gondal. The historic and civilizing town famous for its stronghold, Palaces, Mausoleum complexes, 3rd century BC rock inscriptions and Buddhist Caves is the city - Junagarh. In Gondal there are a number of palaces to visit the most important ones are elegant Riverside Palace, beautiful Naulakha Palace and Huzoor Palace. Arrive Rajkot and check in to your hotel. Late afternoon head for the cities sightseeing visiting Mahatma Gandhi earlier residence - Kaba Gandhi no Delo, The Watson Museum, Rastriya School an organization to impart Gandhian value founded in 1921. Traditional handicraft can be purchased at Bangdi Bazaar. Overnight stay at Rajkot.

Day 09 : Drive Rajkot to Bhuj - 210Kms via Wild Ass Sanctuary
This morning drive to Bhuj and on the way stop by to visit The Wild Ass Sanctuary at Little Rann of Kutch is an outstanding sanctuary of its kind in the world. Arrive Bhuj and later move for the sightseeing tour covering the places as The Palace of Mirrors, striking Pragmahal Palace, The Vegetable Market and the Kutch Museum which is one of the oldest Museums in India. Overnight stay at Bhuj.

Day 10 : Full day excursion tour to Banni Tribal Villages
Spend the day at Banni Tribal Village which is the platform of cultural Indian culture. The villagers are very hospitable people. It is well-known for the beautiful craft work, woodcarving, variety of embroidery styles, patchwork and leather work skilled artisans. One can purchase hard to believe craft work directly from artisans here. Overnight stay at Bhuj.

Day 11 : Flight for Mumbai
Take flight to the largest city in India with a population above 19 million - Mumbai also popular as Bombay. Mumbai is measured to be the commercial capital of India and serves as capital of Maharashtra state in India. This city is home town of the world famous and largest film industry - Bollywood. Mumbai is one of the leading centers for cultural activities, political affairs and education in India. Day is free at Mumbai. Overnight stay at Mumbai.

Day 12 : Sightseeing tour & departure from Mumbai
A morning excursion tour to Elephanta caves located in the Arabian Sea only 9kms from Mumbai port is famous for its rock cut temples dating to 450 AD. The mode of transport to reach it is through speedboat. Later in the day enjoy other tourist attractions of the city the attraction of Mumbai is The Getaway of India, it was built in 1911 AD to remember the visit of King George V. Princess of Wales Museum and Marine Drive famed as the Queen's Necklace are very important places. Evening in time transfer to Mumbai International Airport for your flight back to Home/ Next Destination. Imperium Journeys wishes you a very comfortable and safe journey to home.